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Stories from Tuesday, December 12, 2000

Lake testing looks at turbidity, E. coli (12/12/00)
It was an odd year for the Storm Lake Water Quality Protection Project and the two Buena Vista University students conducting water testing throughout the Storm Lake watershed. Eric Bueltel and Jennifer Durham, both juniors at BVU, said for many test sites throughout Storm Lake's 19,000 acre watershed, there was little if no water...
Huseman appointed House Ethics chairman (12/12/00)
"Representative Huseman has proven time and again to be a competent leader within our caucus," said Siegrist. "As chairman of the Ethics Committee, he'll be the point man to ensure that all that is done at the Statehouse is honorable and above board." Huseman, 48, will begin serving his fourth term in the Iowa House in January...
Mass communications courses offered (12/12/00)
Introduction to Mass Communications will be held Monday evenings from 6:15 to 9:35 p.m. for 15 consecutive weeks beginning Jan. 22 Journalism will be held Thursday evenings from 6:15 to 9:35 p.m. for 15 consecutive weeks beginning Jan. 18. Photography will be held for 15 consecutive Tuesday evenings from 6:15 to 10 p.m. beginning Jan. 23...
Rules to know on school bus safety (12/12/00)
Many of these accidents can be prevented if children know and follow these rules for bus safety: Read the rest of this article in the 12/12 Pilot Tribune. ...
SL exchange families sought (12/12/00)
"The entire world has been watching the presidential election because people look to the U.S. for leadership. There's no better way to share our American way of life than to share with an exchange student," said Dee Petersen, program coordinator for the nonprofit educational foundation for Storm Lake and the surrounding area. "We have many exchange students from Brazil, Germany, France, Poland and other countries who would love to live with a family in our community," added Petersen...
Anorectics lose the ability to see themselves objectively (12/12/00)
Anorectics lose the ability to see themselves objectively. A girl who weighs only 70 pounds might still see herself as fat, even though she is literally starving herself to death. Some early signs may be: changes in eating behavior, frequent weighing, inappropriate concern about losing weight, over-exercising, use of diuretics or laxatives, constipation, dry skin and hair, rashes, depressed behavior, etc...
Wendelsdorf arrested for perjury (12/12/00)
Wendelsdorf, 26, who was acquitted in August of a murder charge in the death of Shelby Duis, testified last week at a hearing for the toddler's mother, Heidi Watkins. He admitted on the stand that he had lied about how he arrived at the hearing and was arrested Friday on a perjury charge...
SOUNDS OF STORM LAKE (12/12/00)
Director Jeff Tollefson joked that building such a group, with singers of all ages and styles, was like "rolling the dice," but the results were powerful. The group performed everything from Christmas hymns to patriotic classics. The group now has 55 members, but more singers are welcome. ...
Legislative priorities emerge (12/12/00)
Gov. Tom Vilsack and a group of legislators said Friday that the state will need to develop ways to attract more workers to remain competitive while putting in place an educational system that rewards teachers for delivering improved student achievement...
Riding on the wind (12/12/00)
It was bound to happen. A Florida-based energy company plans to develop and construct a 300 megawatt wind farm in parts of Washington and Oregon. When that happens, Enron Wind's facility in Buena Vista County will lose its distinction as the world's largest wind power facility...
Rugby club giving back to community (12/12/00)
On Nov. 29, several members of the Albatross set out to spread the word and joy of rugby at East Elementary School in Storm Lake. Through the cooperation of Carol Havens, the physical education teacher at East, three members of the Albatross Rugby club were able to speak in front of the first and third grade class...
Nitchals captures title to help SL wrestlers place fifth (12/12/00)
Emmetsburg won the team title with 247 points. LeMars was second with 218, followed by Estherville with 152, Humboldt 147.5, Storm Lake 119, Battle Creek-Ida Grove 109, Clarion-Goldfield 83.5 and Central Lyon 79.0. Nitchals won the 215-pound title by virtue of a pin in 3 minutes, 11 seconds over Estherville's Branden Moffitt...
BV wrestlers finish sixth at Wartburg Invite (12/12/00)
Wartburg was the team winner with 164 points. Loras was second with 143, followed by Iowa Central with 103, Ellsworth 89.5, Augustana 71.5, Buena Vista 68.5, Augsburg 52.5, Coe 36, Cornell 33 and St. Olaf 23.5. Brandenburg finished second at 141 pounds, while Wilsbacher was third at 165 pounds. Brandenburg lost in the finals to Gary Tate of Wartburg...
SL girls rally falls short to Wildcats, 44-39 (12/12/00)
Schaller-Crestland jumped out to 20-9 lead after the first quarter and led 29-20 at the half. Storm Lake cut it to 37-35 entering the third period. Brooke Overturf led Storm Lake with 14 points. Billie Blanchard added 10 points and nine rebounds. Overturf grabbed six rebounds and also charted three steals. Molly Daniels handed out five assists...
BV hangs on to foil Loras upset bid (12/12/00)
Buena Vista, now 5-0 in the league and 6-0 overall, made just 9 of 31 shot in the first half but only trailed 33-30 at the half. The Beavers picked it up to 46 percent in the second half in outscoring the Duhawks 50-43. For the game, Buena Vista was 22 of 59 for 37 percent compared to Loras, which was 22 of 63 for 35 percent...
SL drops game to Wildcats (12/12/00)
Schaller-Crestland led 18-16 after the first quarter, 40-28 at halftime and 49-43 after three periods of play. Brian Pyle added 14 points for the Wildcats, while Greg Allen had 13 and Justin Bellcock 11. Jeff DeHaan poured in a game-high 24 points to lead Storm Lake. Nate Storm added nine points and Tyler DeHaan eight...
Second half defense lifts BV women past Loras (12/12/00)
The win put the Beavers at 4-1 in the league and 4-3 overall. Buena Vista shot 24 of 64 for 38 percent, including 36 percent in the second half. Loras, on the other hand, was 24 of 58 from the field for 41 percent. The Duhawks, however, were victimized by 28 turnovers...
Defining beauty on 'Living in Iowa' program (12/12/00)
Iowa Public Television's Living in Iowa, which airs on Friday, Dec. 15 at 8:30 p.m. and again on Sunday, Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m., examines how Uchytil, the former baton twirler for the Iowa State University marching band, is working to help Iowans and others redefine old notions of perfection and beauty...
'Swing in the New Year' with the Des Moines Symphony (12/12/00)
It will be an evening to remember with clarinet virtuoso Richard Stoltzman, violinist Lucy Stoltzman and the jazzy vocal quartet In Full Swing. Symphony patrons will delight in big band standards like "Let's Dance," "Singing in the Rain," "After You're Gone," a special tribute to Frank Sinatra and the swing era classic "Sing, Sing, Sing."...
ETCHED IN STONE (12/12/00)
The stoneware piece by Margaret Midland of Cherokee is one of several three-dimesional pieces that supplement canvases of many styles in the eclectic show. There is no admission charge. ...
Iowa economy is sound despite slowdowns (12/12/00)
Announcements of layoffs in Mount Pleasant and Fairfield would have tipped the state's economic scale, but it was balanced out by Deere & Co.'s decision to spend $500 million to rebuild plants in Waterloo and projected increases of farm exports to Mexico...
Harry Radke (12/12/00)
Pallbearers were Wayne Sump, Dean Radke, David Radke, Lyle Letsche, Terry Letsche and Todd Letsche. Burial was in Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery. Sliefert Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mr. Radke passed away on Thursday, Dec. 7 in Storm Lake...
Margaret Carpenter (12/12/00)
Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Alta. Barker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. Mrs. Carpenter passed away Saturday, Dec. 9, at Buena Vista County Hospital in Storm Lake. Margaret Rose, the daughter of John Frederick and Dorthea (Jensen) Erbs, was born March 28, 1921, in Spencer. She attended country schools near Dickens and graduated from Lake Center in 1938. She also attended and graduated from Sioux City Academy of Beauty Coiffure in 1941...
POLICE AND SHERIFF'S BLOTTER (12/12/00)
ACCIDENTS An accident happened shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Barton Street and West Milwaukee Avenue. A 1996 Dodge, driven by Jamie Turnquist, 18, Schaller, was eastbound on West Milwaukee Avenue, and was beginning to enter from a two lane to a four lane and moving toward the outside lane. ...
SLPD conducting 'Safety for the Holidays' (12/12/00)
In order to ensure Christmas 2000 is the safest on record, the Storm Lake Police Department will increase its vigilance for the impaired driver as well as heighten enforcement of traffic laws. Storm Lake Police will have additional officers on duty this Saturday, Dec. ...
SL woman arrested after giving false identity, leaving scene twice (12/12/00)
The officer determined the name the driver gave was fictitious. The female subject was asked to exit the vehicle but refused and stated she was leaving. When the officer then tried to remove her from the vehicle, she resisted and was subsequently subdued...
BETWEEN THE LINES - Suddenly, Alaska looks balmy (12/12/00)
Got a full-fledged case of cabin fever, skin's flaking off, have shoveling blisters (well, my wife actually has those), body and mind starting to slowly decompose as major organs turn to frostbit slush. And according to my desk calendar, this is #%@!*!! autumn...
PILOT EDITORIAL - New lows in the Wendelsdorf case (12/12/00)
We can recall when the case surrounding the death of Shelby Duis was about the slaying of a child. It has now turned into a dirty little sex story, a sordid he-said-she-said affair in which the court and media seem more interested in who is sleeping with who than if it is bringing anyone to justice...
PILOT EDITORIAL - Senior complex (12/12/00)
It is a better plan for the location, to be certain. Will such a development still change the nature of a traditionally single-family-dwelling neighborhood? Yes it will, although to what degree remains to be seen. Will it compromise limited general housing stock? Yes, a little...